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LWV Budget Forum
Prepare for Annual Town Meeting by attending a Budget Forum, planned by the League of Women Voters of Andover/North Andover, on April 3, 7:00pm, at Memorial Hall Library. The Budget Forum brings together leaders of town government to discuss issues and answer citizen questions around the FY 2014 Budget.
Jon Stumpf, Finance Committee, will provide an overview of the key drivers of revenues and expenses and discuss components of the budget. Town Manager Buzz Stapczynski and Superintendent Dr. Marinel McGrath will present notable changes in anticipated revenues for FY2014 and look at specific cost increases as well as efficiencies and cost reduction efforts. Paul Salafia, Chair of the Board of Selectmen, and Paula Colby-Clements, Chair of the School Committee, will discuss the general budget situation and look at issues requiring resolution prior to Town Meeting.
Each year, the League organizes this opportunity for residents of Andover to interact directly with town leaders in order to learn more about the budget, ask questions, and voice concerns in advance of Town Meeting. The forum will be televised live and taped for rebroadcast on Andover TV, Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 47.
Residents may make presenters aware of concerns they would like addressed at the forum by emailing questions in advance. Additional questions will be taken from those who attend in person and can be emailed in during the forum. Whether you plan to attend in person or watch from home, please send your questions to: VoterServiceAndover@lwv-andovers.org.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots, volunteer organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is nonpartisan in that it does not support or oppose any political party, candidate, or viewpoint; it is political in that it takes positions on selected governmental issues after member study and agreement. The LWV of Andover/North Andover welcomes new members. Additional information is available at www.lwv-andovers.org.
More About Memorial Hall Library
The Memorial Hall Library is Andover's public library and consists of three floors with children's, fiction, non-fiction, reference, computer and meeting areas. The library underwent a $5.2 million expansion in 1985, nearly doubling in size, and installed its first "reference" computers in 1989. The library provides programs for all ages and is beginning to offer more video, audio and e-book files available for download, in addition to roughly 130,000 audio and video materials and roughly 200,000 print materials. The library director is Beth Mazin, who library trustees appointed in 2009. The building remains one of the larger libraries in the area.
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